Last Updated on March 30, 2021 by ellen
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Learn how to make paper mache Easter eggs with this simple DIY. These paper mache eggs are fun to fill and display in your basket.
There are so many fun Easter crafts and projects to keep busy with this time of the year. Have you had a chance to make these DIY Easter Flower Baskets yet?
If you want to get the kids in on the crafting fun, check out these tips for making mess-free Easter eggs. No more dye!
Paper Mache Easter Eggs
I don’t remember how old I was when I first tried to create Easter eggs out of paper. I was probably around 5 when my Mom introduced me to the craft.
You can leave them as is or fill them with candy and use them in your Easter baskets.
What is paper mache?
Paper mache is a technique that creates an object using pieces of paper that are held together with an adhesive paste. The paste can be watered down white glue, starch, or wallpaper paste.
Technically, it is papier-mache. But, it’s Americanized to paper mache.
What do I need for this craft?
This is what you need to make a paper mache Easter egg.
- Paper mache paste
- Paint (optional)
- Paintbrush (optional)
- Clear acrylic sealer (optional)
How do you make paper mache paste?
All you need to do is to mix one part of water with one part of flour. So one cup of water and one cup of flour. You can thin it a bit with a little more water if it is too thick.
How do you make paper mache Easter eggs?
So, it’s fairly simple to make paper mache eggs. There are many different variations depending on what you want your final eggs to look like.
This project uses torn pieces of construction paper or tissue paper. This eliminates the need to paint the final egg since it already has color.
Other people prefer to use newspaper or white paper and then use acrylic paint afterward to paint designs. You can do it either way.
- Blow up your water balloon.
- Dip your paper into the paper mache paste.
- Apply pieces of torn paper to the balloon.
- Smooth each layer down carefully onto the balloon.
- Allow it to dry.
- Decorate or seal if desired.
- Pop the balloon with a pin.
- Carefully remove it from the bottom of the egg.
- Carefully cut out your egg with sharp scissors to look like it’s cracked.
Can I use regular balloons?
You really want to use water balloons because they are oval in shape like an egg would be. You can use regular balloons but the shape might be more circular than egg-shaped.
So, it will still be a fun craft project. They just won’t look like Easter eggs.
Paper mache eggs variations
Finally, try a few of these different styles.
- Use the newspaper and paint the eggs
- Use wrapping paper for fun designs
- Or, use natural fiber paper for a fun texture
So, if you’re wondering how to make fillable paper mache Easter eggs, now you know. You just have to cut them open and add grass and candy.